Staff receive qualifications

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Brighouse-based window manufacturer Quickslide is celebrating after 58 of its production staff were presented with their certificates for successfully completing an NVQ in ‘Performing Manufacturing Operations’.

Quickslide, who are based on Bradford Road, produce sliding sash windows and has been instrumental in making this former niche product popular, while manufacturing a wide range of other styles of windows and doors.

“Our success as a company hinges on the ability of our staff to make some of the best windows in the industry,” explained Quickslide’s managing director Michael Connor.

“Therefore, we raised our game and improved the skills of our employees by putting 58 of them on a course with track training.”

The NVQ Diploma is designed to cover the skills and knowledge in one or more of a wide variety of manufacturing activities.

Assessors looked for many key indicators of competent behaviour, including: controlling manufacturing operations; inspecting the quality of a finished product; and working effectively as part of a team.

Quickslide employee Simon Bedford said: “When I started work at Quickslide, I knew next to nothing about window manufacture,” he said.

“However I have been trained to make frames to a very high standard, fit industry leading hardware, and fully inspect a window to pick up on any defects.”